Sadiq Khan

Uber seeks permission to appeal directly to Supreme Court over drivers' rights row

Uber announced today it has requested permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court in its workers' rights row, after losing an appeal earlier …

Uber

Oxford Circus alertcaused by 'altercation' between two men, say police

Several people were injured and nine were taken to hospital after panic erupted at the busy station.<p>Armed police swooped on London's Oxford Street …

UK News

London Oxford Circus Tube Station incident: Police responding 'as if terrorist related' and reports shots fired

Oxford Circus station in London has been evacuated because of an "incident", police said.<p>There were reports of people running out of the Tube station …

News (Ireland)

'Install drinking fountains across London': Jamie Oliver launches manifesto for a healthier capital

Jamie Oliver today called for drinking fountains to be installed across London as part of a drive to tackle obesity.

London Mayor

Uber to take appeal over ruling on drivers' status to UK supreme court

Case to determine whether taxi app drivers get improved rights such as guaranteed minimum wage and holiday pay<p>Uber plans to appeal to the UK’s supreme court against a ruling that drivers should be classed as workers, setting the scene for a landmark legal battle with major implications for the gig …

Uber

Man Screams 'I'm a Legend' in a London Train Station, Gets Tasered

Truly a video for the ages.<p><b>Legend</b><p>'lɛdʒ(ə)nd'<p><i>Noun</i><p>A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated.<p>An extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.<p>From Margate, will kick it the fuck out of you.<p>So, some footage has just emerged from a …

London Mayor

London mayor to draw up charter regulating pseudo-public space

Sadiq Khan will set out responsibilities for owners of public spaces after Guardian investigation which uncovered growing corporate control of parks and squares<p>Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London<p>The mayor of London will draw up a new charter regulating the management of …

London Mayor

World needs 21st century regulation to police gig economy

Gillian Hadfield<p>When he suspended Uber’s licence to operate in the capital, London mayor Sadiq Khan said that like everyone else, the $70bn company …

Uber

Sadiq Khan launches competition for London's aspiring young filmmakers

Participants can win £1,500 in filmmaking equipment as part of the initiative

London Mayor

Living With London's Air Pollution Is As Dangerous As Living In A Nuclear Fallout Zone Warns Expert

How cosmopolitan.<p>In the latest horrifying revelation about what London-living is doing to our health, a study claims that the capital’s population …

Pollution

London cannot bid for national clean air funding, mayor says

Sadiq Khan says capital will not be included in the chancellor’s £220m clean air fund despite having 40% of the most polluting roads in England and Wales<p>London cannot bid for a £220m clean air fund announced in the budget – despite being home to 40% of the most polluting roads in England and Wales, …

Environment

OBR forecasts house prices will rise by 3.1% next year

House prices in the UK will rise by 3.1% in 2018, slow slightly to 3% in 2019 and then 2.9% in 2020, with the higher rate next year down to stamp …

Real Estate

Value of London's parks revealed as green spaces boost house price by up to £500k

ES News Email<p>London's public parks are worth a combined £91 billion and living near a green space can boost the value of home by as much as £500,000, …

East London

Uber's Big Problem Is a Culture of Dishonesty

The company should be doing more to give up its cheating culture.<p>Uber's voluntary disclosure of a year-old hack that exposed the personal data of 57 million drivers and customers could be taken as a sign that under new Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is changing its ways. But …

Uber

Brexit SHOCK claim: Sadiq Khan warns Chancellor's budget will push business to Germany

Mr Khan said Chancellor Philip Hammond's budget contained the "most anti-London" proposals at a time when city businesses require Brexit clarity.<p>He …

Brexit

Uber’s ‘disruption’ is far from benign - but it’s not too big to ban

The latest revelation about the ride-hailing app concealing a huge hack of personal data confirms that London mayor Sadiq Khan is right to take it on<p>Uber is one of those companies that seems to take pride in upsetting the status quo. Its cheerleaders claim the minicab app is a shining example of …

Uber

Sadiq Khan hits out at Budget, saying it is the worst for Londoners in a generation

London mayor Sadiq Khan has described today's Budget as the worst for the capital "in a generation".<p>Khan criticised Hammond for failing to talk about …

London Mayor

Google finally breaks ground on its impressive ‘landscraper’ campus in London

For years, the plans for Google’s London campus were just that— plans. The ambitious project stayed stuck on the drawing board, with the web giant …

Bjarke Ingels

Autumn Budget 2017: Chancellor says government continues to work on Crossrail 2 funding with TfL

Chancellor Philip Hammond namechecked the £31bn Crossrail 2 rail project in today's Autumn Budget, though he stopped short of giving a concrete …

London Mayor

London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

London mayor Sadiq Khan has come out against driverless electric cars, telling Parliament that adoption of the vehicles by Londoners could harm …

Transportation

"Spectacularly tall" skyscraper by CZWG set to be built in Croydon

Architecture studio CZWG is preparing to build a 228-metre-high tower in London's Croydon, featuring Matisse-inspired facade patterns.<p>The studio, …

Henri Matisse

The Mayor of London is opening a new office in China… Not London?

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that he is planning on increasing his efforts to ensure that London remains the best venue in the …

News (China)

Uttar Pradesh civic polls LIVE updates: Ruckus in Meerut as voters allege EVMs are casting votes only for BJP

<b>Three people detained in Meerut for trying to forcibly enter booth</b><p>Sardhana Police detained the three people, reported Sadiq Khan.<p><b>Sakshi Maharaj's</b> …

India

Are you a young filmmaker? The Mayor wants you!

You know that short film you’ve been itching to make? Good news: the Mayor wants you to make it too. Sadiq Khan has launched a new filmmaking …

London

Treasury backs electric cars but makes limited moves on diesel

Funds set aside for national charging network and tech research, but lack of scrappage scheme disappoints<p>Electric cars have received a funding boost with the government earmarking £340m for a national charging network and subsidies for vehicle purchases.<p>However, further budget backing for greener …

Environment

West Ham United landlord in two-week race to answer finances demand from City Hall budget chiefs

City Hall budget chiefs are demanding to see the finances of the owners of West Ham's London Stadium, as they grapple with mounting financial …

West Ham United

Brother of cyclist killed in road accident criticises 'upsetting' and 'insensitive' event

A "die in" demonstration to highlight cyclist safety is insensitive to those who have lost loved ones in cycling incidents, a man who is grieving the …

News (Ireland)

London Buses Are Now Powered by Coffee

Talk about adding caffeine to a morning commute.<p>Attention Londoners: Your morning commute is about to get an added perk. On Monday, British startup bio-bean, in partnership with Shell and Argent Energy, introduced small amounts of their coffee-based biofuel to London's diesel buses—seriously. …

Travel

UK commuters be warned – hold on tight to your phone

More than 100 mobile phones go missing each day.<p>More than 5,000 laptops have also gone missing in the past four years.<p>Commuters are being urged to …

London

Google is finally, officially starting work on its new $1.3 billion London HQ

Better late than never.<p>Google is finally, officially starting work on its new British headquarters in London, years after it was first announced.<p>On Tuesday, Google held its official groundbreaking of the site, where it will build a "landscraper" designed by famous architect Thomas Heatherwick.<p>Ruth …

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